ANSYS Advantage - Volume VIII, Issue 1, 2014

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

Simulate or Perish
In today’s academic engineering departments, simulation has become a critical capability — not only for multidisciplinary research, but also for equipping students in the classroom with skills for career success.

NEWS

Simulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.

BEST PRACTICES

Making the Grade
Engineers need advanced skills to tackle today’s complex, multidisciplinary problems. By partnering closely with engineering schools, ANSYS helps ensure that the next generation of engineers is competent to tackle real-world problems in the highest-impact manner. In addition, at labs around the world, ANSYS fuels groundbreaking academic research that has the potential to shape the future.

Web Exclusive Extras:
Green Energy Design at the University of Leeds

Hands-On Learning at the University of Iowa

THOUGHT LEADER

Top of the Class
The University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering was an early adopter of engineering simulation, using ANSYS software for decades to train students in industry-standard practices — while also accelerating faculty research efforts. Swanson’s Dean Gerald Holder discusses the evolving role of technology in meeting future education and research challenges.

ACADEMIC

Learning Experience
Collaboration between Cornell University and ANSYS provides access to simulation software for researchers, instructors and students.

Web Exclusive Extras:
Cornell Baja Racing Team

Cornell Formula SAE

Violet Satellite Project

Embryonic Heart Research

Biochar Cookstove Design

Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope (CCAT)

Comprehensive Turbulent Aerosol Dynamics and Gas Chemistry (CTAG)

Nanofiber Mats

ACADEMIC LICENSING

Making the Leap to Campus-Wide Licensing
Longtime ANSYS partner LEAP Australia is helping Australasia’s leading universities to embrace license bundling to expand research and teaching objectives.

Web Exclusive Extras:
A Healthy Outlook at RMIT University

Monash Motorsport Accelerates Development with ANSYS

ACADEMIC RESEARCH

In Your Blood
Patient-specific simulation helps improve endovascular aneurysm repair.

FLUID–THERMAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Run Like the Wind
Computational fluid dynamics is used as a virtual wind tunnel to optimize the design of scramjet engines at up to Mach 6.5.

ROBUST ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS RESEARCH

Live Wire
Researchers designed an unusually compact wearable antenna that covers the entire instrument, scientific and measurement band.

AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

Breaking the Code
Turbomeca reduces development time by using ANSYS SCADE Suite for helicopter engine control software development.

BEST PRACTICES

Size Matters
The ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit is put to use to more accurately size welds by taking existing standards into account.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Drive For Excellence
The key to developing reliable electric drives is creating a best-practice workflow that incorporates model-based systems engineering and embedded software simulation.

AUTOMOTIVE

Breakthrough for Brake Design
TRW has validated a new method that uses ANSYS Mechanical software to establish the initial contact and compute sliding contact between pads and disc. This approach accounts for system contact conditions, enabling brake noise to be simulated and reducing the need for physical testing to tune the models.

ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Losing Contact
Instead of using standard gears, engineers are turning to harmonic drives to deliver the robust performance required in space applications, such as power transmission systems for lunar vehicles. Multiphysics simulation helps to improve design of a cryogenic noncontact harmonic drive.

ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Cooling Out
The next step in understanding the laws of nature: Thermal simulation helps to design a new generation of magnets for the Large Hadron Collider.

ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Free Passage
Researchers at Linköping University address diagnosis and treatment planning for aortic coarctation by using ANSYS CFX computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to simulate turbulent blood flow both before and after surgical intervention.